Hearing Set in California for Proposed Amendments to Lien Filing Rules

December 2, 2016

California’s Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board issued a notice of public hearing next month regarding a proposed addition and amendments to its lien filing rules.

The primary purpose of this rulemaking is to implement legislative changes to the filing requirements for lien claims mandated by Senate Bill 1160, which amended the labor code to require lien claimants file a declaration that includes information regarding the type of services provided by the lien claimant.

A lien claimant’s failure to timely file this declaration will result in the dismissal of the. This rulemaking will mandate use of an e-filed declaration form to ensure uniform procedures for lien claimants who first file their liens after Jan. 1, 2017 and current lien claimants who are required to file a declaration by July 1, 2017.

workers_compThe public hearing is scheduled for Jan. 4 at 10 a.m. in the Hiram Johnson State Office Building at 455 Golden Gate Ave. in San Francisco. Members of the public may also submit written comment on the proposed rules amendments until 5 p.m. that day.

The notice, draft regulations text and initial statement of reasons are posted online. Comments can be submitted by e-mail to WCABRules@dir.ca.gov or they can be mailed.

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